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Sustainable UX: How Designers Can Help Make a Positive Impact on the Environment

Sustainable UX: How Designers Can Help Make a Positive Impact on the Environment

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Just because our work is often intangible, it’s not without environmental consequences. The internet is a major polluter, and every site or service we produce does some level of harm.

However, the things we make have a huge potential to help reduce pollution. Laddering up from local concerns to the global perspective, there are four main spheres of influence that designers can make the most impact on.

In this article, we'll cover:

  • Reducing pollution in our work process
  • Understanding internet infrastructure and how design shapes energy use
  • Adding sustainable thinking to product design
  • Working with human behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes

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